Akita Inu Content
Care, maintenance and nutrition.
The content of Akita Inu does not require special conditions. They can perfectly exist both in an apartment and in an open-air cage on the street; a thick undercoat is used for this. The most important thing is to provide the dog with the necessary accessories: a sleeping place, a bowl for food and constant access to clean water.
The activity and sociability of this breed requires the maximum attention of the host. The walk time should be at least 2 hours a day so that the pet can release energy and keep physical shape. It is best to choose a spacious place for walking and purchase special items for games.
In terms of care, this is a comfortable dog that does not require a separate time. Akit do not need to bathe often, as this can trigger the development of certain diseases. The optimal number of times of this procedure is once every six months. It should use special shampoos for animals and thoroughly dry the coat after bathing.
Wool cover should be combed out once a week to eliminate the formation of lumps and dirt. During seasonal moulting (1-2 times a year), you can comb your pet daily to make this process faster. To improve the quality of the renewed wool, special vitamins should be given.
Also, it is important to monitor the weight of the dog. To do this, you need to provide daily physical exertion and form the right diet. Most often, Akitas are fed with premium premium dry food, where a mandatory set of vitamins and minerals is already included.
Sometimes you can enter into the diet of dairy products, lean meat and vegetables. There must be open access to clean water.
Health and disease.
Akita Inu are known for their strong health and resistance to serious diseases. However, they are prone to diseases such as abdominal distention (volvulus gut), hip dysplasia, circulatory disorders, and von Willebrand disease. Also, eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, entropy, or progressive retinal atrophy are found in Akitas.
These diseases are diagnosed in rare cases and usually treatable. To avoid all sorts of diseases, it is necessary to ensure proper care and maintenance. It is very important to make all the required vaccinations after birth and to visit the veterinary clinic at least once a year. Akita Inu’s average life expectancy: 11-14 years.
Choosing a puppy Akita Inu.
Before you start a four-legged friend, you must determine for yourself – the purpose of the acquisition and the method of content. On this depends not only external data, but the direction of training.
Puppies of this breed are best purchased from breeders who have long been engaged in high-quality breeding Akita Inu. Before buying a dog, you need to pay attention to aspects such as: the general condition of the puppy (he must be active, cheerful and moderately well-fed, the coat must be smooth and shiny, a healthy puppy has a confident gait and shows interest in the person), pedigree, content in the nursery.
It is very important to examine all the documentation and certificates. Also, the breeder must provide a veterinary passport and inform about the subsequent vaccination.
Akita puppies can be bought between the ages of 10 and 12 weeks. During this period, he can already disregard his mother and develop independently. The weight of a two-month puppy is 6-8 kg.
Average cost depends on the quality of the pedigree and external data. The price of Akita Inu varies from 40 to 70 thousand rubles.
Advantages and disadvantages.
The main advantages of this breed are:
+ calm character;
+ absence of smells and dirt.
The negative features of this breed include:
– excessive curiosity.
Who will suit Akita Inu.
The owner of Akita Inu can be a person with a confident attitude and a strong character. The owner must assess their capabilities, since the maintenance of such a dog requires large financial opportunities and a lot of free time.
Best of all, Akit start in a private house, so that there is always free access to the street for active games and activities.